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INTERNATIONAL GCSE BIOLOGY (IGCSE BIOLOGY)

ITS Tutorial School has offered top IGCSE Business support since 2005. We are the only tutorial school in Hong Kong also licensed to run the International GCSE exams by Pearson. You can take both International GCSE and some GCSE subjects as well. Thousands of students have taken private tuition with our Business tutors to date. You can either:



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Why choose ITS for Biology tuition or full-time study ?
  • Value for money
  • Easy accessibility – all lessons can be taken either here at our school or online
  • Flexible learning – choose when, where and how you learn
  • Individualized for YOU – pick and choose from our add-on services according to your needs
  • Fully qualified and experienced teachers from an official centre
  • Latest specifications – we are an official centre for this qualification
Why study International GCSE Biology

This course will prepare you for your exams by learning about scientific knowledge and facts, concepts, principles, themes and patterns in Biology. You will learn how to use this knowledge in new and challenging situations and contexts and will appreciate the practical nature of Biology, developing experimental and investigative skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques.

IGCSE Biology will give students the skills that will support progression to further study in biology and a range of other subjects, in biological sciences and elsewhere.

Edexcel offer separate science qualifications in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as Double Award and Single Award Science qualifications – these have been designed to meet different students’ needs.

The content and assessment approach in all Edexcel science qualifications has been designed to meet students’ needs in the following ways.

  • Content that is interesting and engaging for students but is also designed to ensure good preparation, both for those continuing to further study and for those wishing to work in a biology-related field.
  • There are opportunities to ‘localise’ the content to make it more relevant for students in their own country. • Question papers are clear and straightforward
  • Students’ skills are broadly developed – The course has been have designed the International GCSE to extend students’ knowledge by broadening and deepening skills, for example:

– developing students’ practical skills by including a number of practicals in the specification content. These can be supplemented with other suggested practicals. The skills developed will be assessed through questions in written examinations

– improving students’ analytical and logic skills by applying understanding of scientific concepts and principles to a range of situations. This will include some examination questions that are more problem solving in style

–addressing the need for mathematical skills to complement students’ biology skills by covering a range of mathematical areas.

The Biology International GCSE course is for the Edexcel specification and is divided into five modules, as follows:

  • Topic 1: The nature and variety of living organisms
  • Topic 2: Structure and functions in living organisms
  • Topic 3: Reproduction and inheritance
  • Topic 4: Ecology and the environment
  • Topic 5: Use of biological resources

Note: ITS Education Asia supports Double Award sciences as well as stand alone sciences.

Progression to A Level
International GCSEs enable successful progression to A Level and beyond.

What are the prerequisites of this course?

There are no prerequisites, but an I/ GCSE qualification in History would be helpful

For more information on specific university requirements related to A-levels, please see our International GCSE FAQ page.

How is the course structured?

You can find the Edexcel course specification here.

Assessment
Available in January & June

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